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or Ch'ing•hai 2 or Tsing•hai 2

  1. a province in NW China. 4,740,000; 278,400 sq. mi. (721,000 sq. km).

    Category: Geography (places)

    Ref: Cap.: Xining.

  2. Category: Geography (places)

    Ref: Also called Koko Nor. 1


  1. Qinghai(ProperNoun)

    A province in China.


  1. Qinghai

    Qinghai, formerly known in English as Kokonor, is a province of the People's Republic of China located in the northwest of the country. As one of the largest province-level administrative division of China by area, the province is ranked fourth-largest in size, but has the third-smallest population. Located mostly on the Qinghai-Tibet plateau, the province has long been a melting pot for a number of ethnic groups including the Han, Tibetans, Hui, Tu, Mongols, and Salars. Qinghai borders Gansu on the northeast, the Xinjiang on the northwest, Sichuan on the southeast, and the Tibet Autonomous Region on the southwest. Qinghai province was established in 1928 under the Republic of China period during which it was ruled by Chinese Muslim warlords known as the Ma clique. The Chinese name, "Qinghai" is named after Qinghai Lake, the largest lake in China. The province was known formerly as Kokonur in English, derived from the Oirat name for Qinghai Lake.


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